gemmwhen you get a bunch of twitch streamers in an invitational tourney that happens, yeah. you're right the game has a fuck ton of people watching just for the gameplay but that doesn't mean that the same people would watch an esports broadcast. just like pubg casting and observing is gonna be a pain in the but hol, and that means watching is gonna be a bad experience too
im expecting it to behave kinda like pubg, people get bored of the gameplay after a bit or it saturates the people that are gonna play it and the game stagnates and starts declining. could be wrong but i doubt the top level esports meta won't stagnate and become campy and slow or just repetitive. a big part of that depends on how epic treat balancing the pro scene, my hopes aren't very high for that but again i could be wrong
games come and go, sure
hard to deny, though, that whether it's good to watch or not, this has set a crazy precedent, and it very much affects the entire esports world in various ways. everybody is talking about this. for folks like me who aren't too interested in playing fortnite, that's all fine, but i think most of us have been kind of expecting them to take their shot. and we'll all be interested to see what the outcome is, and how/to what degree it influences or shapes the industry going forward
esports and "the mainstream" are getting more and more connected with each passing day, you know?